Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Fighter / Fighter Bomber

Curtiss P-40N WarhawkAmicale Jean-Baptiste Salis F-AZKU 2105915 29677 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is a single-engine single-seat fighter and ground-attack aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Curtiss-Wright Airplane Company. P-40 in service with the British Commonwealth and the Soviet Forces were called Tomahawk (P-40B, P-40C) and Kittyhawk (other variants).
The P-40 Warhawk is a development of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk Model 75).
Crew1
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelAllison V-1710-81
Engine Power895 kW1200 hp
Speed556 km/h300 kts
  345 mph
Service Ceiling9.449 m31.000 ft
Range1.208 km652 NM
750 mi.
Empty Weight2.812 kg6.200 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight4.014 kg8.850 lbs
Wing Span11,38 m37 ft 4 in
Wing Area21,9 m236 ft
Length10,16 m33 ft 4 in
Height3,76 m12 ft 4 in
First Flight14.10.1938
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1939-1944
Total Production13738
ICAO CodeP40
Data for (Version)Curtiss P-40N
VariantsP-40A, P-40B, P-40C Tomahawk, P-40D (Kittyhawk I), P-40E (Kittyhawk IA), P-40F Warhawk (Kittyhawk II), P-40G, P-40J Warhawk, P-40K Warhawk (Kittyhawk III) P-40L Warhawk (Kittyhawk

[Photo-ID: 1234] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Curtiss P-40B Warhawk , The Fighter Collection, G-CDWH, c/n 16073, Karsten Palt, 2008Curtiss
P-40B Warhawk
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-CDWH
c/n: 16073
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12958] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Curtiss P-40C, The Fighter Collection, G-CIIO, c/n 16161, Karsten Palt, 2016Curtiss
P-40C
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-CIIO
c/n: 16161
 
ex USAAC 41-13357
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12959] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Curtiss P-40C, The Fighter Collection, G-CIIO, c/n 16161, Karsten Palt, 2016Curtiss
P-40C
The Fighter Collection
Reg.: G-CIIO
c/n: 16161
 
ex USAAC 41-13357
Flying Legends 2016 [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 12353] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk, Flying Heritage Collection, NX2689, c/n 16194, Karsten Palt, 2016Curtiss
P-40C Tomahawk
Flying Heritage Collection
Reg.: NX2689
c/n: 16194
 
in Flying Tigers c/s
Flying Heritage Collection [Everett, WA]
[Photo-ID: 12354] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk, Flying Heritage Collection, NX2689, c/n 16194, Karsten Palt, 2016Curtiss
P-40C Tomahawk
Flying Heritage Collection
Reg.: NX2689
c/n: 16194
 
in Flying Tigers c/s
Flying Heritage Collection [Everett, WA]
[Photo-ID: 5470] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), AK987, c/n 18731, Karsten Palt, 2012Curtiss
P-40E Kittyhawk
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: AK987
c/n: 18731
 
displayed as USAAF 42-65406, ex RAF AK987, ex RCAF 1068
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 10254] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk Mk1A, Royal Canadian Air Force, AK875, c/n 15349, Karsten Palt, 2014Curtiss
P-40E Kittyhawk Mk1A
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: AK875
c/n: 15349
 
displayed as USAAF 194
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 10255] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk Mk1A, Royal Canadian Air Force, AK875, c/n 15349, Karsten Palt, 2014Curtiss
P-40E Kittyhawk Mk1A
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: AK875
c/n: 15349
 
displayed as USAAF 194
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 6320] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk, , N40245, c/n 15208, Karsten Palt, 2012Curtiss
P-40E Warhawk
Reg.: N40245
c/n: 15208
 
ex RCAF Kittyhawk AK827
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6321] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk, , N40245, c/n 15208, Karsten Palt, 2012Curtiss
P-40E Warhawk
Reg.: N40245
c/n: 15208
 
ex RCAF Kittyhawk AK827
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 7795] Karsten Palt 2013-10-12
Curtiss P-40M Kittyhawk, , N5813, c/n 27501, Karsten Palt, 2013Curtiss
P-40M Kittyhawk
Reg.: N5813
c/n: 27501
 
under Restoration, ex Royal New Zealand Air Force NZ3119
Tri-State Warbird Museum [Batavia, OH (Cincinnati)]
[Photo-ID: 7796] Karsten Palt 2013-10-12
Curtiss P-40M Kittyhawk, , N5813, c/n 27501, Karsten Palt, 2013Curtiss
P-40M Kittyhawk
Reg.: N5813
c/n: 27501
 
under Restoration, ex Royal New Zealand Air Force NZ3119
Tri-State Warbird Museum [Batavia, OH (Cincinnati)]
[Photo-ID: 580] Karsten Palt 2007-09-08
Curtiss P-40M Warhawk, , G-KITT, c/n 27490, Karsten Palt, 2007Curtiss
P-40M Warhawk
Reg.: G-KITT
c/n: 27490
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2007 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 581] Karsten Palt 2007-09-08
Curtiss P-40M Warhawk, , G-KITT, c/n 27490, Karsten Palt, 2007Curtiss
P-40M Warhawk
Reg.: G-KITT
c/n: 27490
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2007 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 6112] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk IV, , NL85104, c/n 28954 / F858, Karsten Palt, 2012Curtiss
P-40N Kittyhawk IV
Reg.: NL85104
c/n: 28954 / F858
 
ex RCAF 858, painted as USAAF P-40N Warhawk, flyable
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6111] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk IV, , NL85104, c/n 28954 / F858, Karsten Palt, 2012Curtiss
P-40N Kittyhawk IV
Reg.: NL85104
c/n: 28954 / F858
 
ex RCAF 858, painted as USAAF P-40N Warhawk, flyable
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 12421] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, , NL10626, c/n 32932, Karsten Palt, 2016Curtiss
P-40N Warhawk
Reg.: NL10626
c/n: 32932
 
built in 1944, went directly into storage, only around 60 total hours, ex 44-4192
Museum of Flight [Seattle, WA]
[Photo-ID: 2681] Karsten Palt 2009-09-05
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis, F-AZKU, c/n 29677, Karsten Palt, 2009Curtiss
P-40N Warhawk
Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis
Reg.: F-AZKU
c/n: 29677
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 2682] Karsten Palt 2009-09-05
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis, F-AZKU, c/n 29677, Karsten Palt, 2009Curtiss
P-40N Warhawk
Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis
Reg.: F-AZKU
c/n: 29677
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 2683] Karsten Palt 2009-09-05
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis, F-AZKU, c/n 29677, Karsten Palt, 2009Curtiss
P-40N Warhawk
Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis
Reg.: F-AZKU
c/n: 29677
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7334] Karsten Palt 2013-09-06
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis, F-AZKU, c/n 29677, Karsten Palt, 2013Curtiss
P-40N Warhawk
Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis
Reg.: F-AZKU
c/n: 29677
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7464] Karsten Palt 2013-09-07
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis, F-AZKU, c/n 29677, Karsten Palt, 2013Curtiss
P-40N Warhawk
Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis
Reg.: F-AZKU
c/n: 29677
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 13390] Karsten Palt 2016-09-10
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis, F-AZKU, c/n 29677, Karsten Palt, 2016Curtiss
P-40N Warhawk
Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis
Reg.: F-AZKU
c/n: 29677
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2016 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 1209] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Curtiss P-40N-5CU Kittyhawk IV, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), FX760, c/n 29863, Karsten Palt, 2008Curtiss
P-40N-5CU Kittyhawk IV
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Reg.: FX760
c/n: 29863
 
Composite Aircraft, RAF FX760
Royal Air Force Museum [London-Hendon]